Submit Building Permits Electronically In Charleston West Virginia With Service First Permits
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CHARLESTON BUILDING PERMITS
Online Building Permits in Charleston, West Virginia
The Building Commission of Charleston offers an online building permit system so that residents and contractors can submit their applications online. Then, once the Building Department has reviewed the application and approved it, they may receive a building ePermit directly to their email.
Which Projects Require an Online Building Permits in Charleston?
The City of Charleston Building Department issues permits for residential and commercial new construction, remodeling, additions, repairs, maintenance, fences, roofs, replacement windows, siding, retaining walls, driveways, accessory structures, sign installation, tanks and pumps, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and permits for excavations in city right-of-way.
Online Building Plan Submission in Charleston
As the building review process has moved entirely online, it is required that the building plans be submitted electronically as a PDF format.
Residential Online Building Plan Submission
Residential projects require 2 sets of plans in PDF format and specifications including site, sanitary and storm sewers; storm water drainage and erosion control plan; and parking details.
Commercial Online Building Plan Submission
Commercial projects require 3 sets of plans drawn to scale detailing the work to be done to be submitted with the application with specific notes regarding the quality of materials used. Drawings need to include tabulation of floor, room and window areas; type of construction; use; occupancy load; fire ratings and separations; typical wall sections; and handicap accessibility compliance.
Plans for commercial projects over $50,000 shall have the signature and seal of an architect or engineer registered by the state of WV who is responsible for the design in addition to the signature of the owner or his agent.
What Documents are Required from Contractors for an ePermit in Charleston?
Contractors working within the City of Charleston must be registered with the city and provide a unique set of documents in order to be able to apply for electronic building permits.
Contractors must provide the following before the ePermit process:
- City of Charleston Application Form or Renewal Notice
- Current Certificate of Liability Insurance (City of Charleston must be listed as a certificate holder, please contact your agent)
- A copy of your current State of West Virginia Contractor’s License
- Electrical contractors also require a current copy of their WV State Fire Marshal’s license
- HVAC contractors also require a current copy of their HVAC Technician License
- Plumbing contractors also require a copy of a current Master Plumber’s License
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As a contractor, navigating the ePermit process can be difficult and time-consuming. At Service First Permits, we organize and submit the documentation on your behalf, so that you can obtain your building permit in Charleston as quickly and easily as possible.
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